So about a 2 weeks ago Saturday i ran a full scan (as usual) and it came up with nothing.
I looked around on McAfee on Thursday and saw the firewall was down, ok thats happened before, didnt get around to fixing that.
When i came back this week to run a scan this Saturday McAfee wouldnt open, simply a white box and nothing else, so far i havent really found a fix for this as i found out yesterday.
so i try a full uninstall - reinstall and the uninstall launcher came up with a white box as well, so i looked around for a full force uninstaller to rid of McAfee, and whatever clenched on and was holding it captive
i found "iobit uninstaller" and did a batch uninstall and had it clear all keys from the registry, and it got rid of McAfee,
so i went to McAfee, Logged in and downloaded my subscribed software, it installed without any hiccups, but when it finshed and i went to launch it, it came back with the white box (Smart Virus) so i ran McAfee Virtual Technican and it came up with "No Products Found" even on my desktop McAfee Network Viewer says No other PC's with McAfee installed.
(Hmm Smarter Virus Anyone) So i uninstalled McAfee with "iobit uninstaller" and got the next best thing...or sorta next best thing, Norton AntiVirus, 30-day trial so id at least have a Firewall and SOME Virus Protection, it scanned and found nothing (May'Be It Wants To Play Hide' N Seek) And im continually running scans so if it ever shows up (Not That Norton Could Find It)
I cant install "House Call", and MalwareBytes dont install either
-----Heres The Best Part------
so i have Windows automatically backup every week, so as soon as i thought there was a virus i tried to restore...well the virus seems to have have deleted all the backups, even the one password protected and i have kept under many redundencies (?) but dont have backed up on an external HDD (BIG MISTAKE)
besides taking out the backups, it seems to have taken out the Windows Firewall, and All Automated Fixers say they work, and either they dont, or it automatically deletes it again and again
its also taken out the SFC (Sytem File Checker) Windows file system checker, it refuses to run, even in SafeBoot
A few little weird things, if my computer is on for the whole day it seems to have the screen go HayWire, When i Click on something it turns the screen black, and i can wake it back up by moving my mouse, extremly annoying because sometimes it turns off randomly
another is random deselecting of the window, havent even looked for a fix for this
Im Running Windows 7, with McAfee Security Center 3 year licence through DELL with this 2-Month old laptop
I have not run root kit remover yet, i intend to though
brand new to the forum i forget what information is needed besides OS, and McAfee type. Any tips i will try, any questions i will answer